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Complete the handle for your handcrafted knife with a set of beautiful bookmatched scales cut from solid koa.

Big Island'' Koa Knife Scales

Item #
57419
Rating:
92% of 100
Big Island'' Koa Knife Scales Big Island'' Koa Knife Scales
Big Island'' Koa Knife Scales

Native to the Hawaiian islands, koa ranges in color from a golden beige to reddish brown. It is quite lustrous, and has a grain pattern that resembles mahogany. Koa is easy to work with, and is compared to black walnut in machining properties. Able to take an excellent polish, it makes a standout choice to complement your best blades.

(2) Big Island'' Koa Knife Scales
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number Hawaiian Koa Knife S
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Dimensions (each scale): 1-1/2''W x 5''L x 3/8'' thick
Material Big Island'' Koa
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Bookmatched grain
I bought several pairs of knife scales in several woods, not to use for making knife handles, but to make 3D carved onlay applique designs on my cnc router.
April 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Scales
these were just what I was looking for and finished with Tru Oil, turned out great!
May 25, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I bought the knife scales for my grandson for Christmas plus two others. He is very pleased with all three. He doesn't have a finished product yet. Will let you know when he does.
December 27, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
As advertised
Shipping was quick. Well matched bookcut
August 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great selection of exotic woods
Good way to get just enough wood to create a custom knife handle. You are buying just what you need and not 4'. This way you can experiment with four different types of fine wood for each of the gift knifes you might be making for family members at a December gift giving time. I would like thinner pieces to reduce the amount of sanding and sculpting needed.
October 6, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
its a great wood
dean o on Jul 15, 2018
We honeymooned in Maui. So Koa wood for a DIY project for him for father's dat is perfect!
Kayla K on Jun 16, 2018
its a great wood
dean o on Jul 15, 2018
Need real koa wood would like curley koa if possible also.
Bill M on Jun 30, 2018
We honeymooned in Maui. So Koa wood for a DIY project for him for father's dat is perfect!
Kayla K on Jun 16, 2018
Nice looking wood at reasonable price.
Norma W on Apr 21, 2018
Not for a knife but to glue up for CNC router inlay then 3D relief carve. I like the book match pattern.
Wayne K on Mar 3, 2018
I'm from Hawaii
Clifford B on Jun 4, 2017
Knife kit for my son-in-law for Christmas
Rog C on Nov 7, 2016
For my son
Gary T on Dec 26, 2015
Need real koa wood would like curley koa if possible also.
Bill M on Jun 30, 2018
Nice looking wood at reasonable price.
Norma W on Apr 21, 2018
How thick are the knife scales?
Charles L on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They measure between .31 and .325 inches
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